Course overviewThis course will develop your knowledge and skills in the fields of management and construction management, and will provide the specialist knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage construction projects.
It is designed for built environment graduates and professionals who wish to enter a career in construction management, or to further an existing career in construction management. It provides a toolkit of key management skills which will equip you to undertake a variety of roles in the field of construction management, or other management roles in the construction sector.
The strong management theme offers specialist modules in construction management techniques, with an overarching emphasis on their practical application to the management of construction projects.
This course develops a comprehensive understanding of the role of the construction manager throughout the construction process. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills to lead and manage teams and to identify, synthesise and implement innovative managerial, organisational and technological solutions to construction-related problems.
This course will:
- equip you with the broad range of management and technical skills required to manage construction projects
- develop your individual knowledge base and approach to the management of construction projects - the course recognises that every manager has their own unique approach to construction management and we encourage you to develop your own particular approach
- demonstrate the practical application of construction management techniques
- meet the increasing demand for qualified construction managers from construction firms, both nationally and internationally
- meet the requirements for professional construction managers in a wide range of construction organisations and to meet the specific requirements for professional construction managers, specified by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
On successful completion of our course this will be able to:
- plan, organise and manage the construction process
- demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of the context, factors and issues that affect construction
- apply an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of health and safety issues and how to effectively manage these in a construction context
- select and apply appropriate management approaches and techniques to construction
- develop and implement both recognised and innovative solutions to problems in construction
- recognise the environmental implications and considerations that influence construction
- understand professional and ethical standards and know how to apply ethical values to situations and choices.
These modules will provide a strong management theme and a thorough understanding of the theories and principles of management. They will enable you to develop your own individual approach to management, which will be further developed in the other modules and thereafter in your working career. As such, the same theories, principles and some practices are applicable.
This module will provide an in-depth consideration of the principles and practices of procurement across a wide range of different approaches and situations, including direct and integrated approaches such as supply chain management and partnering.
This module will provide an in-depth consideration of the specialist methods and applications required to manage modern, complex and fast-paced construction projects, including CIT systems.
This module will examine a wide range of construction projects to see how the principles and practices learned during the course have been selected, adapted and applied in practice.
Here, you will look at wider developments in environmental protection, how these affect construction, and how construction affects them. It examines the demands that greater environmental awareness places on the built environment.
The wider context in which construction exists and from which it derives significant influence is provided by this module, together with an understanding of the influence and responsibilities that construction managers have on the wider environment.
This module provides the opportunity for you to identify and pursue a topic relevant to construction management that is of interest, and in which you can develop a significant level of expertise.
AssessmentAssessment is diverse to reflect the scope and aims of this course. You can expect to be assessed by a combination of assignments, case studies, examinations, group work and presentations.
Special FeaturesThe modules will be delivered through lectures, tutorials and workshops by specialists in their field. We will also use case studies to reinforce and develop your application of construction management theory and skills. Our online learning portal will support your learnin. It provides access to: teaching materials and electronic resources, including the Anglia Ruskin electronic library; lets you communicate with tutors and receive tutor feedback; and enables you to submit your work electronically.
Links with industry and professional recognitionThis course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Associated careersConstruction management is a dynamic and challenging field; it offers exciting opportunities in a variety of organisations. Successful candidates can expect to be involved in a wide range of management roles in the field of construction, as well as other management roles in the construction sector.
|Entry Requirements:||ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: A 2:2 honours degree in Construction Management or another appropriate Built Environment subject; OR Graduate Certificate in Construction Management awarded by Anglia Ruskin University; OR CIOB Graduate Diploma; OR Membership at an appropriate level of a recognised construction institution, such as RIBA, RICS,CIOB, ICE. A non-cognate honours degree (2.2 or above) together with relevant post graduate working experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants may be invited for interview.|
How to apply
Duration27 months (7 Trimesters)
Teaching times*Wednesday in Year 1, Tuesday in Year 2, 9am-4pm or 1pm-7pm
Available startsSeptember, January
Open DaySaturday 13 July
Postgraduate Open Day
FacultyScience & Technology
DepartmentEngineering and the Built Environment
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*Teaching days and times are for guidance only and are subject to change each academic year. We advise all applicants to wait until they are in receipt of their timetable before making arrangements around their course times.